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cycle Vietnam to Cambodia for MAG

pre-trip preparation

how fit do I need to be for this cycle?

The route which our itinerary follows is relatively flat with the occasional long incline. This is a moderate challenge and very achievable with the correct training. It requires a reasonable level of strength, stamina and determination and the ability to deal with the very warm weather.

do I need a visa / insurance / vaccinations?

Visa - Yes. You will need a visa to enter Vietnam & Cambodia. You will receive a visa help sheet approximately 4 months prior to you departure with details of how to obtain both a Vietnamese & Cambodian Visa.

 

Insurance - Yes - Insurance is imperative and should cover the costs of medical repatriation and trip curtailment cost. We recommend you obtain insurance as soon as possible.

 

Vaccinations - Both Vietnam and Cambodia require a certificate for Yellow Fever vaccination. Please speak to your GP for further vaccination information.

what bikes will we be using? / do I need to bring my own bike equipment?

We will be using all terrain mountain bikes for the challenge. You must bring a helmet with you and it is imperative that it is worn at all times. If you wish to bring your own saddle / peddles with you, you may do so. However, standard ones are provided. There will be a water bottle holder on your bike, but you will need to bring a water bottle with you – more details will be provided on your kit list once you have registered.

life on the cycle

how big is the group? / what support will there be?

All of our challenges are group adventures and the average size is approximately 20 participants. We welcome individuals, couples and groups of friends on to our challenges, and many who join us literally have a mountain to climb in terms of the scale of the challenge they are taking on. We advocate camaraderie and team bonding, and really believe that this enhances your experience.

 

Your challenge will be led by an experienced Action Challenge leader. Our leaders are selected for their experience, knowledge, enthusiasm, sensitivity and sense of humour, and will ensure that your trip runs smoothly.

 

You will also be accompanied by an Action Challenge doctor, who will be carrying a fully stocked medical kit in case of any emergency. They will carry out daily health checks, and the re-assurance of their presence should allow you to focus on, and enjoy your challenge!

 

We have a full support team in country with two way radio contact between the Action Challenge Head Quarters in London and local staff and satellite phone for emergencies. If for any reason you need to leave the group early local staff will assist you and will arrange transfers, accommodation and medical care if necessary.

what is the weather like while cycling?

October through to February are the best times to cycle in South East Asia as the conditions are fairly dry and the weather is hot and sunny. Days will be hot with temperatures reaching up to 33º. As the sun sets the temperature reduces to around 20º so nights are warm and pleasant.

what will the food / accommodation be like?

Food - We will have an unlimited supply of fully purified and treated water, and three varied and nutritious meals a day. Breakfast will be at the accommodation and will typically consist of bread, eggs & some local dishes. Lunch and dinner will be en-route at a prearranged restaurant and will be a variety of rice, noodles, vegetables and a selection of meat and fish.

 

We recommend that you bring some of your favourite snacks with you, for that extra energy boost! But please ensure all products are dry and packaged. Cereal bars / sweets / nuts / biscuits / just a few examples. There will be local dishes served with Asian flavours and an open mind is important.

 

Dietary Requirements - Please note that we will do our best to accommodate all dietary requirements if informed in advance.

 

Accommodation - We will be staying in a combination of 2-3* Hotels

 

Single Supplement - If you decide that you would like to have your own room on the challenge, we can accommodate this in the majority of places.

flights and extending your stay

can I book my own flights?

Yes, this becomes our land only package and reduces your minimum sponsorship balance - please contact us for more information if you are looking to book your own flights. You will be required to arrange all flights and transfers in order to meet the group at the starting point of your challenge.

 

Please note you are unable to change your package once final balance invoicing has been completed and tickets have been issued by the airline.

funding, fundraising & inclusions

how can I fund this challenge?

Your registration deposit is paid to the MAG to secure your place on the challenge. You are then committed to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for the charity. Part of your fundraising will cover the cost of your challenge.

what's included?

  • Pre-trip briefing by Action Challenge staff
  • International flights
  • Action Challenge Representative
  • Expedition Medic
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Luggage Transfer
  • All accommodation
  • All meals, except in free time
  • All transfers
  • All National Park fees
  • 3 - 5 litres of water provided daily
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Bikes

what's not included?

  • Angkor Temple Pass
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Single supplement
  • Visas
  • Local departure tax

how do I sign up?

To secure your place on this challenge, please click on the VISIT CHARITY WEBSITE TO BOOK button at the top of the page. This will re-direct you to the MAG website where you can register your place on to the challenge by completing a registration form and paying a registration deposit directly to the charity.

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